"Beatrice Fairfax" is a crime series, from which a single episode
is included in our program to illustrate the work and contributions of our star
"Beatrice Fairfax" consists of 15 self-contained
stories. The main character (Grace Darling) is a crime-fighting lady in a
newspaper advice column, who solves her readers' problems.
This is episode 10, entitled "Play Ball!". A certain gambler
wishes to make a big gain in a baseball bet by eliminating the star player of
the team favored to win.
Olive Thomas plays Rita Malone, the girlfriend of the baseball player.
This was her first movie role ever, so we can see the very beginning of her
illustrious career, which was cut short by her untimely death in 1920 at the
age of 25.
Theodore W. Wharton and Leopold D. Wharton Produced by Wharton,
Incorporated Scenario by
Basil Dickey Starring
Harry Fox, Grace Darling, Olive Thomas, Nigel Barrie, Bruce McRae Cinematography Levi Bacon Distributed by International Film
Service Release date
October 9, 1916 Running time 24 minutes Country
United States Language
Silent film, English intertitles
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May 25, 2020 Subject:
in response to Reviewer: Furshur -
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June 13, 2018 Subject:
Olive Thomas is great; this company is not
This short clip is a teaser for a web site that charges $30 more or less for every silent (and out-of-copyright) film they have. These films are in the public domain, and they can rip people off all they wish, but they should not advertise on archive.org.